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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> president obama accepts the democratic nomination in charlotte, asking voters for four more years. we host a debate on the obama presidency with glen ford of black agenda report and michael eric dyson, professor at georgetown university. >> what is it going to be like under romney and ryan? like that song, if you think you're lonely now, wait until overnight. see how extremely difficult and complicated and nightmarish our future could be. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. president obama accepted the democratic presidential nomination thursday night in a lengthy speech closing out the democratic national convention. obama argued he has rescued the economy from disaster and planted the seeds for a continued recovery. he vowed to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016 and to double exports by 2014. on foreign policy, obama highlighted the killing of osama bin laden, the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the planned drawdown from afghanistan. in
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
national convention. >> i can guarantee you this, it barack obama is reelected, you'll be right. >> mitt romney's speech was seen as the most important of his political life. but it may have been overshadowed by the republicans mystery speaker who turned out to the actor and director clint eastwood. >> i would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. something i think is very important is that you, we -- we own this country. [applause] >> the justice department dropped its investigation of cia interrogators for their role in the deaths of prisoners in iraq and afghanistan. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama on the opening of the democratic national convention. we will air excerpts of her speech as well as fair pay advocate lilly ledbetter and san antonio mayor julian castro. then no paper, no fear. 10 undocumented activists are arrested for blocking a street just outside the time warner cable arena. >> fighting for our rights, our rights to work, our rights to be with our families. >> that it is party time. at&t, duke energy and time warner, coca-cola and bank of america. we will look at the corporate sponsorship parties here in charlotte with the sunlight foundation. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. outrage has erupted in yemen of the killing of 13 civilians in u.s. drone strike on sunday. the yemeni government officials have confirmed the tolls and the intended target of the strike was completely messed. according to cnn, outraged family members attempted to deliver the victims' bodies to the residents of the omnipresent, but were denied entry.
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that left the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three staffers dead. on wednesday, president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the killings, which he said would not repeat ties between u.s. and libya. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand at a to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already, many libyans have joined us in doing so. this attack will not break the bonds between u.s. and libya. >> the obama administration has dispatched an elite group of marines to the libyan capital of tripoli and six u.s. warships toward the libyan coast in a bid to ramp up security of u.s. personnel. we'll have more on the protests throughout the middle east after the headlines. the response to the deadly attack in libya has entered the presidential campaign after republican nominee mitt romney is the tragedy to attack president obama. hours before the protests erupted in cairo and benghazi, the u.s. embassy in cairo issued a statement attem
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is the bus? please, please, don't take our transportation away. >> we will also look at the obama administration support for indefinite detention at home and abroad with logger marcy wheeler here in grand rapids. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from grand rapids, michigan. the occupy wall street of the celebrated its first anniversary on monday with actions in new york city and other cities across the country. in manhattan, protesters tried to block access to the new york stock exchange by erecting a people's wall. >> today is occupy wall street's birthday, and we are celebrating. we are rising above all of the corruption and police brutality that has happened already. i, myself, had never in all my 57 years seen anything like zuccotti park. i personally have been waiting for 10 years for something. i had no idea the kids -- i had no idea the kids were going to rise up like that. i am so proud of them. >> overall, more than 150 people were arrested including half a dozen jour
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the streets of milan, we will look at why the obama administration has refused to prosecute anyone involved in the u.s. government secrets torture and rendition program. we will speak with alfred mccoy here in madison. he is author of "torture and impunity." >> there is an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. torture taps into the deepest recesses of the human consciousness where creation and destruction exist. with a capacity for cruelty and kindness to exist. it has a powerful, perverse appeal. and once it starts, but the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread. it spreads out of control. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected to be a massive day of action against the u.s. made film "innocence of muslims." the pakistani government declared friday a public holiday to allow people to demonstrate against the film, which mocks the
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org. president obama is set to close the dnc tonight with his acceptance speech. convention organizers have cancelled plans to hold a speech at the outdoor bank of america stadium to forecasts of rain. on wednesday, former president bill clinton gave a rousing speech in support of obama's campaign. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the cracks. he laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. now, are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off since he took office? >> also speaking during the prime-time convention hour on wednesday was consumer advocate and massachusetts senate hopeful elizabeth warren. she is seeking to unseat republican incumbent scott brown in a tight race. she is known for launching the consumer financial protection bureau under president obama. in her remarks, warren said the u.s. economic system is rigged in favor of bailed out corporations. >> people feel like the sys
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. what does it mean for chicago and obama's push for school reform across the country? please and to trade occupied austin. as occupy wall street prepares to mark its first anniversary, we will stick with a protester on track for blocking his arms inside tubes made of pvc pipe during a protest at the port of houston. it turns out the quick that was provided by undercover police who infiltrated the movement. the 2012 paralympics wrap up in london. >> always thought it was important for people to be guided in our society, especially in the world of sports. it can be exclusive sometimes. >> we will speak with former paralympic soccer player eli wolff. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. more than 100 people were killed in iraq on sunday and one of the country's deadliest days this year. a series of bombings hit baghdad shortly after fugitive iraqi vice president was sentenced to death for allegedly planning and funding attacks in iraq. a leading sunni muslim politician, he fled baghdad in december
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. republican presidential nominee mitt romney has opened a new attack on president obama's foreign-policy just over a week before the to hold their first debate. romney criticized obama for referring to the latest middle east unrest as bonds and the road. he also vowed a foreign policy that he said would ship middle east politics, not just react to it. >> bombs in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated, a muslim brotherhood elect a member elected to the presidency of egypt. 20,000 people have been killed in syria. we of tumult in pakistan. iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at mercy of the events in the middle east. i will get america on track at the kind of leadership we need so we can shape the future of this part of the world and keep america strong. >> romney was referring to obama's comments in an interview with "60 minutes." obama made what could be his most public rejection of the israeli government to date in that same interview. asked about unr
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
bullets. 35 people were arrested and 60 were injured. president obama addressed the u.n. general assembly with a heavy focus on the wave of protests that have swept muslim countries and the killing of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. obama condemned the anti-islam film that set off the unrest. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. i believe its message must be rejected. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well. in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views are around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. how do we respond? on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> he also addressed ongoing tensions with iran. saying he hopes to resolve the nuclear standoff through diplomacy. >> just as it restricts the rights of its own people, the government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and supports terrorist units abroad. it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate that i
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of how obama fought back against boehner, cantor, and the tea party." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from freeport, illinois. the justice department's inspector general has issued a long anticipated report faulting top federal officials over the controversial gun sting operation known as fast and furious while exonerating attorney general eric holder. the operation saw u.s. agents allowing the sale of thousands of guns to middlemen for mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain access to senior level figures within mexico's criminal organization. the nearly 500-page report, issued wednesday, accuses federal prosecutors and agents from the bureau of all, tobacco and firearms of allowing the botched sting to continue through a "series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment, and management failures." holder has faced a number of republican attacks over the program, culminating in a contempt vote by the house earlier this year. while the report exonerates eric holder,
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
netanyahu is expected to address the general assembly today. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney each spent wednesday campaigning in the battleground state of ohio, a key prize in the battle to win the november election. both candidates appealed to voters by attacking the other's record on china, with romney saying he will stop the country from taking u.s. jobs. >> one of the nations that has cheated over the years has been china. they have artificially held down the value of their currency. by doing that, the prices of their products are artificially low. when the prices are low and compete with our manufacturers, our guys go out of business and lose jobs. one thing i will do from day one is labelled china a currency manipulator. they must not steal jobs in unfair ways. >> romley's comments come days after his tax returns showed his trust has invested in a chinese will company doing business with iran. president obama criticized his comments on china. >> he said he is going to take the fight to the chinese. he will go after these cheaters. i have got to admit, that messag
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is promising to give $1 million to the pro-obama super pac priorities usa action. the former hedge fund manager also plans to donate half a million dollars to a pair of super pacs supporting democratic candidates for congress. even with the latest round of pledges, contributions by soros this cycle will pale in comparison to some donors on the republican side. casino magnate sheldon adelson has pledged to spend up to $100 million to defeat president obama and the democrats this year. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springf
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
attacks have claimed 51 lives this year, well surpassing of the deaths in 2011. the obama administration has ordered the evacuation of government personnel from tunisia and sudan amidst ongoing unrest throughout muslim countries because of response from a home made anti-muslim film. the u.s. says it is withdrawing diplomatic officials from sudan and yemen as a precaution, not due to any actionable intelligence. the order in sudan came after a sudanese government rejected an effort to deploy in marine unit to protect embassy. the libyan government meanwhile says it has made more than 50 arrests in the connection to be attack on the u.s. consulate christopher stevens and others. after pressure from the u. s, the egyptian prime minister has made arrests and cleared protesters from tahrir square. on friday, the four bodies killed in libya return to andrews air force base outside of washington. president obama paid tribute to their lives and vowed to bring justice to their killers. >> to the families and colleagues, to all americans, know this, their sacrifice will never be forgotten. we will
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the headlines and joined by the chicago teachers union president karen lewis. the the obama administration has won in an emergency freeze of a federal judge's recent decision to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention. an appeals court agreed to stay judge katherine forrest's ruling against a provision in the national defense authorization act, or ndaa, authorizing the imprisonment of anyone deemed a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. the state will remain in effect until the appeals panel considers the case. a federal appeals court has overturned a rule requiring third-party groups to disclose the funders of election-related television ads. the ruling overrides a lower court decision that said the 2002 mccain-feingold act on campaign finance reform likely intended to require such disclosures. it marks a major victory for republican-length groups including u.s. chamber of commerce, americans for prosperity, and crossroads gps, which had altered their ads after being compelled to disclose who funded them. i
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
administration -- the obama administration has release the names of 55 guantanamo prisoners who have been cleared for release. the names are part of a group of 86 prisoners who received approval to be transferred from guantanamo three years ago, but have remained in captivity. guantanamo defense attorneys say the disclosure will make it easier to advocate for those identified, but have urged the u.s. to reveal the remaining names and begin transfers without further delay. mitt romney has released a limited set a personal tax records following months of public criticism. romney's 2011 tax return shows he paid an effective tax rate of 14% last year on gross income of $13.7 million. but the return also shows romney gave $1.75 million in charitable deductions so as to not to contradict his claims he's never paid below 13%. keeping the deductions would have meant a tax rate of 10%. but for going them also contradicts his previous statement that he would not be qualified to be president had he ever paid more taxes than he owed. all the romney continued his refusal to release full tax returns from previ
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Sep 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
that president obama is conducting in pakistan, in yemen, in other places, with the "kill list," that the times called it, that he personally keeps and names the people he puts on the list-your thoughts? rep. john lewis: well, i think it's time for us to end, end the efforts in afghanistan. we cannot justify the killing of people that we don't see. about't know anything them, or very little. war is not the answer. war is obsolete. it cannot be used as a tool of our foreign policy. it's barbaric. someplace, somehow, people must come to that point and say, "i ain't gonna stay the war no more." amy goodman: have you talked to president obama about this? rep. john lewis: i have not had an opportunity. but i've spoken out on the floor of the house against the war in afghanistan, as i did against the war in iraq. amy goodman: you voted in-three days after september 11, 2001, to give president bush the authority to retaliate in a vote that was 420 to 1. you have described it was one of your toughest votes. talk about how you decided to do that. rep. john lewis: i was very disturbed about what happened
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Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
president obama has snubbed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by refusing a meeting with netanyahu -- when netanyahu visits washington next week. the reported rift is said to center around u.s.-israeli tensions over iran, with netanyahu continuing to push for a military attack. on tuesday, he escalated his rhetoric say no one in the world can tell israel not to attack iran. >> the world says, "wait, there's still time." i say, "wait for what?" "wait until when?" those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran do not have a moral right to place a red light before israel. if iran knows there is no deadline, what will it do a question of exactly what it is doing. it is continuing without any interference toward obtaining nuclear weapons capability and from there, nuclear bombs. >> many have taken that to know who's comments as his most forceful rebuke -- have taken the prime minister's comments as the most forceful rebuke. united nations special envoy lakhdar brahimi is due to arrive in syria in the coming days for talks with both president bashar al-assad
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
suspects. president obama invoked the libya attacks during a campaign stop in golden, colorado thursday, vowing there would be repercussions for those responsible. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [applause] i want people around the world hear me, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proud to present to the rest of the world's. no act of violence shakes the result of the united states of america. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney meanwhile continues to be criticized by remarks he made attacking president obama over his handling of the violence in libya. a protester interrupted romney's speech in fairfax, virginia to accuse him of criticism sizing -- politicizing libya. >> we have lost four of our diplomats across the world where we are thinking about their families and those left behind. what is it? >> [indiscernible] what are you politicizing libya? >> usa! >> usa! >> i would offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman does not want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> r
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of cancer to its list of illnesses covered under the zadroga act. the law, signed by president obama last year, was named after new york police detective james zadroga, who died in 2006 of respiratory illness stemming from his work at the world trade center site. zadroga was reported to be the first nypd officer to die from inhaling toxic dust at ground zero. so far, at least 1000 deaths have been tied to illnesses stemming from the 9/11 attacks. newly disclosed documents from before 9/11 have provided further evidence the bush administration ignored repeated warnings about osama bin laden's plans to attack the united states. writing in "the new york times," journalist and author kurt eichenwald reports the bush administration dismissed a number of warnings of an al qaeda attack in u.s. beginning in the spring of 2001, instead focusing on saddam hussein. in one assessment, eichenwald writes -- some counterterrorism officials were so dismayed with the administration's response that they discussed seeking a transfer so that others would be blamed when the attack on the u.s. eventually took
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